Herceg Novi Municipality

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Herceg Novi Municipality

Opština Herceg Novi
Official seal of Herceg Novi Municipality
Seal
Herceg Novi Municipality in Montenegro
Herceg Novi Municipality in Montenegro
CountryMontenegro
SeatHerceg Novi
Area
 • Total235 km2 (91 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total30,864
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Postal code
85340
Area code+382 31
ISO 3166-2 codeME-08
Car platesHN
Websitehercegnovi.me

Herceg Novi Municipality is one of the municipalities in southwestern Montenegro region. The administrative center is Herceg Novi.[2]

Location and tourism[edit]

The Herceg Novi municipality stretches from Prevlaka to the Verige strait. An almost unbroken string of towns lie along this strip of coast, these include Prevlaka, Igalo, Herceg Novi, Baošići, Đenovići, Meljine, Zelenika, Sutorina and Bijela. Municipality is located at Adriatic coast in southwestern Montenegro, at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. Herceg Novi is one of the major tourist destinations in Montenegro. It is well known as a spa and health center; nearby Igalo has an abundance of healing sea mud called "igaljsko blato" (Igalo mud) and mineral water springs called "Igalo water springs". The most famous tourist attractions in Herceg Novi are castle Forte Mare built in 1382, a clock tower built by Austrians in the 19th century, the Kanli tower built by Turks, and the Serbian orthodox church of St. Michael Archangel in central Belavista Square. Whilst the city itself is not a major destination for sunbathing, with no long sandy beaches along the rest of the Bay of Kotor, many beaches are reachable by boat. Popular Luštica peninsula beach sites include Žanjic, Mirište and Rose.

Local Assembly[edit]

Party Seats[3] Gov't.
Democratic Party of Socialists 12 No
Democratic Montenegro 9 Yes
Democratic Front 4 Yes
Novi List 3 Yes
Socialist People's Party 2 Yes
The Choice 1 No
Social Democrats 1 No
SDPUnited Reform Action 1 Yes
Civic List for Herceg Novi 1 No

Demographics[edit]

Town of Herceg Novi is the administrative centre of municipality. Municipality also includes the neighbouring towns of Igalo, Zelenika and Bijela, and has a population of 19,218 (2011 census). The town of Heceg Novi itself has 13,338 inhabitants.[4]

List of cities by population
Ethnicity 2011[5] 2003[6]
Albanians
41(0.13%)
25(0.08%)
Croat
662(2.15%)
798(2.42%)
Montenegrins
10,395(33.68%)
9,447(28.80%)
Muslims
283(0.92%)
299(0.91%)
Serbs
15,260(48.89%)
17,470(52.89%)
Yugoslavs
157(0.51%)
270(0.82%)
Undeclared
2,908(9.42%)
2,746(8.31%)
Others
1,158(3.75%)
1,979(5.99%)
Total 30,864 33,034

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://database.uom.me/municipal_profile_en.aspx?ID=69
  2. ^ Opštine, MJU, Vlada Crne Gore
  3. ^ "Results" (PDF). www.hercegnovi.me. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  4. ^ "Montenegrin 2011 census". Monstat. 2011.
  5. ^ "Results of the 2011 Census of Herceg-Novi". Herceg Novi municipality. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Nacionalna ili etnicka pripadnost – Podaci po naseljima i opstinama" [National or ethnic affiliation – Data by settlements and municipalities] (compressed PDF). Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i stanova u 2003. Zavod za statistiku Republike Crne Gore. September 2004.